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Preparing Your HVAC for Spring Break
12 Apr
By: Climate Control
Climate Control

To have the greatest energy efficiency with your HVAC system, you will need to take a few proactive steps.

Everyone wants the greatest energy efficiency for their cooling and heating system. But saving money through less energy usage doesn't come automatically. One potential way to improve the way your HVAC system uses energy is to take a look at the thermostat. Before you leave the house for an extended period, such as a spring break vacation, take a few steps to check your thermostat. Not only will it ensure the reliable running of your HVAC system while you are away, but it can help reduce the amount of energy the HVAC unit uses.

An Overview of the Thermostat

The thermostat is a neat invention. It combines a switch and thermometer into a single device that controls when an HVAC unit turns on or off. As ingenious as it is, it doesn't always work as it should. When someone is home, a malfunctioning thermostat is a great inconvenience, as the indoor temperature is always too hot or too cold. But when no one is home, a thermostat that doesn't work can cause major problems. Depending on your climate, it can lead to frozen pipes when it gets too cold inside. Or if there is too much indoor humidity from lack of air circulation, it can lead to damage to wood flooring, trim or furniture.

To avoid these problems, the HVAC unit must turn on and off as programmed by the thermostat. But if the thermostat doesn't work properly, there is no way for the HVAC system to operate as the homeowner intends.

If the thermostat doesn’t seem to work as it should, it might just require some new batteries or recalibration. If that doesn’t work, the wiring may need inspection or perhaps you’ll need to buy a new thermostat. The basic programmable thermostats are not expensive, although if you have the money to spend, getting a nice smart thermostat might be a good idea to further reduce the amount of energy your home uses.

Want to Learn More about Thermostats?

If you want an HVAC system that works more reliably and can potentially improve the energy efficiency of your home, have an HVAC technician from Climate Control take a look at your current thermostat setup. Contact us today!

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